I can't believe it has been nine months since I took a break from my blog! Last year, I was too focused on grad school to devote the time needed to maintain a book review blog. I've finished my Master's and I've missed being a part of the book blogging world, so I'm excited to get back into this.
I always love reading Top Ten Tuesday posts! This week's topic is top ten things on my reading wish list. This is something I have been thinking a lot about lately so it seemed like the perfect prompt to restart my blog!
Top Ten Things on My Reading Wish List:
- GHOSTS! I have a little bit of a ghost obsession, and I desperately want to see more ghosts in YA literature! This past November I participated in National Novel Writing Month, and while thinking of possible story ideas I decided to write about what I most wanted to read... so the novel I'm working on is YA, and full of ghosts. (And set in a boarding school, but see #3!)
- Egypt/mummies. I've been searching for YA books set in Egypt, preferably with mummies in them. So far, I've found a big fat nothing. I feel like the last time I read something about mummies it was a Goosebumps book! Which... why?! Mummies are underrated, apparently.
- Books set in boarding schools! A boarding school setting is a guaranteed way to make me run out in a hurry to buy your book. There are so many books that are all the more delicious for their boarding school settings: Harry Potter, Vampire Academy, Harry Potter... ;)
- Disaster stories, but not necessarily post apocalyptic (although I love those too). I just want to read some action-packed stories involving disasters. Cruise ship incidents, volcanic eruptions, plane crashes, I'm pretty open as to the type of disaster. I recently read The Living, by Matt de la Pena, and while there is a lot more going on in that novel, I thought the disaster aspect was handled really well.
- ANOTHER HARRY POTTER BOOK. Duh. Please write this. (But only if it's perfect!) (Which it totally would be.)
- More YA involving Greek mythology. I like Rick Riordan's books. I just want more. There is a short story by Maggie Stiefvater, "A Murder of Gods", and I just desperately need for someone to convince her to turn this into a novel. I love everything about this story.
- More water horses, please! After The Scorpio Races, I am completely intrigued by these creatures.
- A sequel to The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I love, love Holly Black. I loaned this book to a friend and I worry about it on a daily basis. I need it safely back on my shelf pronto.
- Dinosaurs! I am always on the hunt for the next Jurassic Park. If it could also be YA, so much the better.
- Haunted houses! This feels like a cheat because I already mentioned ghosts, but I just love a creepy setting, and nothing beats a haunted house. I wish someone would write a book that is based on The Haunted Mansion in Disney World. Something deliciously creepy and devastating.
I would love to hear book suggestions based on this list... maybe the perfect YA dinosaur book has already been written, and I just have no idea?!
What is on your reading wish list?